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Get ready for a massive celebration as the City of Lake Charles marks it’s 150th birthday! Coming up on April 22nd, the whole town will join together to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the town of Charlestown becoming the city of Lake Charles and there’s quite a day planned.

As part of the festivities, there will be the unearthing and opening of a time capsule that was buried back in the day. There will also be parades and colorful celebrations all over town. The Sesquicentennial will also be a great opportunity for kids and grown-ups alike to learn more about the rich history of Lake Charles.

You’ll learn the tragic story behind Lake Charles got it’s name. Find out more about some of the colorful past residents of Lake Charles including the infamous pirate Jean LaFitte. You can explore the history of the days when Lake Charles was just a sawmill town and, of course, you’ll learn more and see amazing pictures of the great fire of 1910 that destroyed downtown Lake Charles.

There will be various events throughout the month, but the big day will be Saturday, April 22.

Here’s what the day will entail:



Saturday, April 22, 2017

Time Capsule Opening 3:00 p.m.  at Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center

Parade 4:30 p.m.  Downtown Ryan Street

Family Concert 5:30 p.m. Arcade Amphitheatre

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